The Paper photo by Lori Poteet 
Collin Knecht went 1-for-3 Thursday to help the Chargers in their ninth straight win.
The Paper photo by Lori Poteet
Collin Knecht went 1-for-3 Thursday to help the Chargers in their ninth straight win.

LINDEN – North Montgomery hosted Frankfort (3-7, 1-5 SAC) Thursday looking to stay atop the Sagamore Conference standings. The Chargers used good pitching from Jordan Lewis, another error free game, and pounded out nine hits, including three doubles, to extend their win streak to nine, and defeat the Hot Dogs 6-1.

Frankfort’s Christian Lopez kept the Chargers off the scoreboard, until North exploded for five runs in the third, chasing the freshman from the hill.

Riley Morehouse led off the inning with a walk. He advanced to second on a passed ball and to third on Devon Zachary’s single. He made it 1-0 on Justin Clary’s single to right.

Zachary scored on Baylee Adams double and Clary scored on Jordan Lewis’ single to make it 3-0. Adams and Lewis both scored when Vince Gwynn’s bunt attempt was misplayed.

The Chargers added another in the fourth. Zachary doubled to lead off the inning and scored on Adams second double of the game to make it 6-0.

In the meantime, Charger senior Jordan Lewis was cruising on the mound. He didn’t allow a Hot Dog to advance past second until the sixth.

Jarrod Smith led off the inning with a single and scored on David Miller’s two out single to right to make it 6-1.

“Jordan threw the ball well tonight,” said Charger skipper Matt Merica. “He kept the ball down and had good command of his pitches.”

Zachary led the Charger offense going 3-for-4 with a pair of runs. Adams recorded two doubles and 2RBI, while Clary, Lewis, Gwynn and Collin Knecht all had base hits.

Lewis improved his record to 2-1 overall by scattering six hits, while striking out four.

The Chargers (13-2, 7-0 SAC) will travel to Class 2A, No. 5, Rockville Friday for a 6:30 p.m. start.

“Friday will be a big challenge against the defending Class A State Champions, who were moved up to 2A this season,” added Merica. “They have two guys that throw in the 90’s, and we’ll see one of them, so it’s only going to help us going forward.”